“I never thought I’d be this good,”

After emerging as a “Cinderella” on the field this fall, NC Dinos pitcher Shin Min-hyuk has been named to the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) roster.

In 29 games this season, Shin finished with a 5-5 record and a 3.98 ERA. His best performance came in the postseason. He started the first game of the semifinals against SSG on March 22 and pitched 5⅔ innings with four hits, one walk, and three strikeouts.

Shin Min-hyuk pitched well in Game 2 of the playoffs against KT on March 31, throwing 6⅓ scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. In Game 5, he also did his job as a starter with 4⅓ innings of three-hit ball with one walk and two strikeouts.

Speaking at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 10th, Shin Min-hyuk said, “My debut postseason gave me the opportunity to grow to the next level. I’ll never forget it,” he smiled. “I didn’t expect to do as well as I did. I didn’t think I would be in the starting lineup. 바카라사이트 The coach gave me a chance, so I took it, and I got a good result in my first start, which gave me confidence.”

He threw up his hands at the phrase ‘fall ace’

“That’s not true. I had a bad regular season. He humbled himself by saying, “It’s not true. I had a bad regular season.” He was encouraged by his teammates’ words of “good job” after he finished pitching.

Shin was nicknamed “Junior Peddie” because he performed as impressively as “20-win ace” Eric Peddie. “I always liked Peddie and wanted to emulate him, but when you call me ‘Junior Peddie,’ it makes me feel good and want to throw better,” he said.

Peddy finished the season with a 20-6 record, 2.00 ERA and 209 strikeouts, ranking first in three categories: wins, ERA and most strikeouts. The 20-win, 200-strikeout mark is the first in 37 years since Sun Dong-ryul of the Hattae Tigers in 1986. He also became the fourth pitcher in KBO history to win the Triple Crown, joining Sun Dong-ryul, Hanwha’s Ryu Hyun-jin, and Kia’s Yoon Seok-min.

Major League Baseball teams are looking for Eddie to join the ranks of Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), who wrote the KBO’s reverse export myth. For now, it’s highly unlikely that Eddie will wear an NC uniform next year. “I’ve learned a lot from him this season,” Shin said, “and now if I have any questions, I’ll have to ask him on social media.”

“The most important thing is not to get injured,” said Shin, who has emerged as a stage Cinderella this fall. I’m going to do a lot of endurance and concentration training this winter. Next year, I want to be as focused and fast as I was this fall. I will watch videos often when I feel good and keep the good feeling going.”

When asked if he was following the Korean Series,

“I saw LG’s Park Dong-won hit a home run (in Game 2). Even if I hit a home run, I would still want to play in the Korean Series.”

When asked how it felt to wear the national team uniform, he said, “I’ve wanted to wear it since I was a kid, so it feels good. I hope to gain a lot of experience and do well in this tournament.” Shin Min-hyuk added, “People around me were telling me that I might make the national team if I make it to Game 5 of the Korean Series, but I never imagined it (joining the national team). I was dumbfounded when I got the call yesterday to join the national team,” he laughed.

If he gets the chance to take the mound at the Tokyo Dome, the “heart of Japanese baseball,” he’s ready to throw with no regrets. “When I saw it on TV, it looked really cool, and I wanted to throw at the Tokyo Dome. It would be a great experience to be on the mound at Tokyo Dome.”

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